DGN Staff Directory

Jena Abrahamsen

Faculty

Christian Acuna

Radio Station Supervisor

Deborah Anderson

Bookstore Manager

Justin Ashton

Faculty

Larry Baca

Faculty

Lori Balsamo

Bookkeeper

Rebecca Banc

Faculty

Karen Beagley

Administrative Assistant - Mathematics / Career & Technical Education

Stephanie Beck

Faculty

Take a look inside a classroom with Ms. Beck in her Opening Doors video with Mr. Rogala!

Emily Beer

Faculty

Amy Bernard

Faculty

Pamela Bialk

Administrative Assistant - World Languages / Social Studies

Secondary Phone: 630-795-8240

Robyn Bican

Faculty

Stephanie Biziarek

Occupational Therapist

Erin Blatner

Faculty

Josh Bodenheimer

Faculty

Joshua Bodenheimer began his career with District 99 in 2012 and serves as a Spanish an...

Stephan Bolt

Faculty

Michaela Bosela

Paraprofessional

Heather Bragg

Paraprofessional

Michelle Bray

Pararprofessional

Benjamin Brewer

Custodian

Dana Briggs

Faculty

Kyle Briscoe

Faculty

Chris Bronke

English & Communications Department Chair

Christopher Bronke began serving as a teacher at Downers Grove South in 2011 and became...

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Chris Brooks

Custodian

Karen Brown

Faculty

Donna Bryar

Faculty

Eric Buhot

Faculty

Keith Bullock

Student Assistance Coordinator

Keith Bullock serves as the Student Assistant Coordinator at Downers Grove North High S...

Gunde Burritt

Faculty

Jorie Burtnette

Special Services Department Chair

Nicholas Cade

Pool Supervisor

Robert Calder

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry

Michelle Cannan

Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds

Melissa Carlson

Faculty

Michelle Carnagio

Administrative Assistant - Guidance

Carla Cash

Data Processor

Starting in 2017, Carla Cash was the Administrative Assistantfor Counseling Office at N...

Todd Cassens

Faculty

Maria Castellanos

Paraprofessional

Anthony Cerda

Custodian

April Clark

Paraprofessional

Chris Conley

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Gladys T Correa

Spanish Speaking Liaison / Interventionist

Rita Craig

Paraprofessional

Sarah Cumming

Faculty

Melissa Damewood

Career and Technical Education Department Chair

Deborah Data

Administrative Assistant - Deans Office

Starting in 2009, Deborah Data has been the administrative assistant to the Deans at No...

David Dau

Faculty

David Dau serves as a mathematics teacher at Downers Grove North High School. Beginning...

Monica Daugherty

Campus Security

Ryan DelaCruz

Faculty

Sherri Devore-Benitez

School Counselor

Starting in 2007, Dr. Sherri DeVore-Benitez has been a member of the Counseling and Stu...

Matthew Dillard

Faculty

Ryan Doherty

Associate Principal for Curriculum & Instruction

Anne Driscoll

faculty

Eileen Duban

Faculty

Ruth Dukala

Faculty

Keith Dvorkin

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Michael Fagiano

Campus Security

Paula Fernandez

Faculty

Darla Fisher

Faculty

Patrick Fleming

Faculty

Derek Freeman

Technical Support III

Natalie Gannon

Speech Pathologist

Maria Georgiou

Administrative Assistant - English & Communications

Tonya Giannone

Faculty

Nicole Gibson

School Counselor

Since 2008, Nicole Gibson has been a school counselor at North High School. She earned ...

Megan Gilbert

Faculty

Ted Glazier

Faculty

Scott Gollan

Faculty

Donna Gordon

Paraprofessional

Jeffrey Grant

Faculty

Expertise Area: Anatomy & Physiology; Biology

Matt Greaney

Faculty

Hannah Green

Administrative Assistant II - College and Career Center

Hannah Green is the Administrative Assistant in the College & Career Center at Nort...

Chris Guerrieri

Faculty

Expertise Area: Anatomy & Physiology; Biology

Sandra Guzman

Administrative Assistant - Counseling & Student Support Services

Sandra Guzman is the Administrative Assistant for Counseling and Student Support Servic...

James Haack

Faculty

Maggie Hansen-Hyman

Nurse

Margaret Hansen-Hyman is North High’s Registered Nurse. She earned her Bachelors ...

Alexa Harris

Faculty

Mary Hart

Administrative Assistant - Library

Kimberly Hartsfield

Faculty

Kimberly (Jaros) Hartsfield joined the District 99 community in 2010 and serves as...

Michael Heinz

Department Chair

Expertise: Chemistry

Sally Heiwig

Faculty

Jonathan Heldmann

Mathematics Department Chair

Jonathan Heldmann is the Mathematics Department Chair at Downers Grove North High Schoo...

Anne Herrmann

Faculty

Elizabeth Hilsabeck

Administrative Assistant

Andrew Himes

Faculty

Joshua Hoering

Faculty

Joseph Horeni

Faculty

Patti Horn

Technical Support II

Andrea Hough

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry; Physical Science

Kelly Houlihan

Faculty

Chad Isaacson

Faculty

Melissa Jacobs

Faculty

Joe Jenkins

Custodian

Natalie Jenkins

Faculty

Kevin Johnson

Dean

Since 2016, Kevin Johnson has served as Dean of Students at North High. Mr. Johnson ear...

Laura Johnwick

Faculty

Sonja Kalic

Faculty

Joel Kapitaniuk

Faculty

Joel Kapitaniuk serves a World Language teacher (French, Levels I-V) at Downers Grove N...

Cyndi Karmik

School Counselor

Cyndi Karmik began her career with District 99 in August of 2004 as a Guidance Counselo...

Denise Kavanaugh

Athletic Director

Alan Kersey

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Mohammed Khan

Paraprofessional

David King

Counseling and Student Services Department Chair

Brian Kittinger

Social Worker

Erin Kohlsaat

Faculty

Cristina Krein

Faculty

Ashlyn LaBud

Faculty

Eric Landschoot

Faculty

Steven Larsen

Faculty

Jeanette Lawler

Faculty

Jasen Leathers

Technical Support II

Elizabeth Lee

World Languages Department Chair

Andrea Leith

Faculty

Kevin Leslie

School Counselor

Kevin Leslie has been a School Counselor at North High since 20011.   Also, Mr. Le...

Elizabeth Levin

Faculty

Lisa Lichtman

Instructional Coordinator

Brett Littlehale

School Counselor

Since 2011, Brett Littlehale has worked as a school counselor at North High. He current...

Thomas Lotarski

Student Supervisor - Radio Station

Erin Ludwick

Associate Principal for Student Services

Erin Ludwick is the Associate Principal of Student Services at North High. Ms. Ludwick ...

Juan Luna

EL Paraprofessional

Kim Maley

Paraprofessional

Sharon Mamula

Executive Administrative Assistant - Student Activities

Teri Manderino

College and Career School Counselor

Teri Manderino is the College and Career Counselor and also a generalist counselor. Ms....

Megan Marrs

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry

Luis (Jimmy) Martinez

Technical Support I

Angela McAndrews

School Psychologist

Angela McAndrews has been the School Psychologist at North High since 2003. Ms. McAndre...

Diane McClellan

Faculty

Mark McConnell

Technical Support II

Kaitlyn McCormack

Social Worker / Intervention Coordinator

Amanda McDonald

Faculty

Timothy McDonald

Faculty

Tim McDonald is a mathematics teacher at Downers Grove North. He came to the District i...

Erin McErlean

Faculty

Colleen McLean

Social Worker

Colleen McLean has been working at North High since 1999. Ms. McLean provides social an...

William McLean

CMG Asst. Supervisor

Michael Melie

Faculty

Matthew Mensik

Network Support Supervisor

Victoria Miles

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Associate Principal for Operations

Terrence Miller

Faculty

Mark Mirandola

Director of Student Activities

Britni Mitchell

Faculty

Ruby Montano

Administrative Assistant - Health Services

Ruby Montano is the first face you see walking into the Nurse’s office. As admini...

Erin Moore

Faculty

Rachelle Moran

Administrative Assistant II - Fine Arts

Marianne Moscato

Administrative Assistant - PE, Health & Driver Education

Gisela Mosiman

Administrative Assistant II - Special Services

Ariel Mozes

Auditorium Manager

Jennifer Mullen

Faculty

Patrick Murphy

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology

Samiyah Nageeb

Faculty

Nader Najjar

Faculty

Christopher Nauss

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Meghan Nauss

Faculty

Dusan Nedic

Paraprofessional

Tracy Nehls

Executive Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal for Counseling & Student Support Services

Tracy Nehls is the Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal for Counseling and S...

Rosanne Nelli

Paraprofessional

Tyler Noe

Reading Paraprofessional

Nina O'Connell

Paraprofessional

Amy O'Dell

Faculty

Beth O'Riordan

Faculty

Kim Ourada

Faculty

Michael Pacer

Faculty

Laura Palmer

Paraprofessional

Lindsay Panopoulos

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Research topics in Biology

James Pedersen

Campus Security

Chloe Penny

Faculty

Frank Piekarz

Faculty

Frank Piekarz began his career with District 99 in 1996 and serves as the Director of C...

Liana Ploski

Faculty

Stacey Polen

Faculty

Jeri Powers

Executive Administrative Assistant

Debra Principe

Paraprofessional

Robert Prueter

Custodian

Joann Purcell

Faculty

Dolly Rada

Administrative Assistant - Library

Paula Rada

Instructional Aide Specialist - World Languages

Russell Rau

Lead Campus Security Officer

Ashley Remegi

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Physical Science

Arlene Reusz

Administrative Assistant II - Technical Support

Mary Ricklefs

Faculty

Nicole Roback

Executive Administrative Assistant - CMG

Carrie Roberts

Faculty

Mina Rodriguez

Paraprofessional

Michael Roethler

Social Studies Department Chair

Dennis Rogala

Faculty

Take a look inside Mr. Rogala's classroom in his Opening Doors video with Ms. Beck!

Paul Rowley

Paraprofessional

Steve Ruffolo

Faculty

Barb Rustik

Data Processor

Thomas Saam

Faculty

Thomas Saam began his career with District 99 in 2003 and serves as the Social Studies ...

Janice Sanders

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director

Jennifer Sauter

Speech Pathologist

Katelyn Schaefer

Faculty

Katelyn (Kordecki) Schaefer serves as a Career and Technical Education teacher at Downe...

Ruth Schneider

Registrar

Ruth Schneider joined District 99 in 2005 and serves as the Registrar at Downers Grove ...

Carolina Schoenbeck

Transition 99 Coordinator

Janice Schwarze

Principal

Janice Schwarze is the principal for Downers Grove North High School. Having worked for...

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Paul Scott

Maintenance

Rebecca Scott

Faculty

Antonela Scumaci

Administrative Assistant - Attendance

Brenda Secco

Duplicating

Sharyn Serafin

Administrative Assistant II - Special Services

Jeanne Seyller

Faculty

Mariela Siegert

Faculty

Amy Simler

Faculty

Elaine Simos

Faculty

John Sipple

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry

Jessen T Smith

Faculty

Kathy Smith

Faculty

Ken Sorensen

Associate Principal for Operations & Technology

Karen Spahr-Thomas

Faculty

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Dawn Sprengel

Faculty

Nancy Springstroh

Paraprofessional

Greg Stolzer

School Counselor

As a counselor, Greg Stolzer works to support students academically, emotionally as wel...

Kara Svoboda

Paraprofessional

Michael Szymanski

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Christy Tajak

Faculty

Rebecca Talavera

Dean

Rebecca Talavera is the Dean of Students at North High. She earned her Bachelor's i...

Mary Beth Tamm

Nurse

Starting in 2009, Mary Beth Tamm has been North High’s Certified School Nurse. Ms...

Brayer Teague

Fine Arts Department Chair

Sara Temple

Faculty

James Thomas

Faculty

Marjorie Thomas

Faculty

Tim Tilton

Dean

Tim Tilton is the Dean of Students at North High. Mr. Tilton earned his Bachelor of Art...

Christine Tomek

Faculty

Lucia Torres

Faculty

Alex Valdez

Social Worker

Alex has been working at DGN since 2019 and has been a school social worker for four ye...

Milanka Vasilic

Faculty

Elizabeth Vaughan

Collaborative Pianist

JoAnne Viollt

Administrative Assistant - Attendance Office

Edward Voelker

Faculty

Alyssa Vrdoljak

Faculty

Cara Wahlgren

Paraprofessional

John Waite

Faculty

Take a look inside Mr. Waite's classroom in his Opening Doors video!

Chad Walz

Alternative Intervention Coordinator

John Wander

Faculty

Brian Wardlow

Faculty

Mark Wasik

School Counselor

Mark Wasik is a Guidance Counselor at Downers Grove North High School. He is also the V...

Matthew Weber

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Chemistry

Jacquelyn Weishaar

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Environmental Science

Mr. Courtney White

Department Chair - Physical, Health, & Driver Education

Terri Wilson

School Psychologist

Terri Wilson is North High’s School Psychologist. Ms. Wilson earned her Bachelor ...

Kimberly Winter

Administrative Assistant - Main Office

Kelly Zuerner

Associate Principal for Staff & Students